Core PT & Sports Performance: Sciatica & Back Pain

NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter

2019

FRANCES KENNEDY, LMT GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM

Frances Kennedy is our Licensed Massage Therapist. Here at Core

Frances enjoys working with clients to resolve chronic back pain, neck pain, and headaches among other things. Each massage is individualized and specific to each person. She understands that pressure preferences, pain tolerance, and client expectation may change; therefore, she does her best to meet each clients’ specific needs. She offers a variety of Massage Options: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Massage, and Prenatal/ Postnatal Massage. Feel free to call the office to schedule your personalized massage with Frances today!

PT & Sports Performance, we have the unique ability to work as a team between Physical Therapist and Massage Therapist to balance your needs during recovery. Frances became licensed as a massage therapist through Blue Cliff College in 2007. She has gained valuable experience in a variety of clinical settings. Her passion is to provide the best care possible as she helps to improved quality of life for her clients, one Massage at a time.

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SCIATICA & BACK PAIN INSIDE: • What Are the Symptoms Of Sciatica? • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter

2019

Whether you have hurt your back or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Core Physical Therapy and Sports Performance can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today! if you’ve suffered severe sciatica spawned from leg weakness, bladder changes or nerve issues, there’s still hope. What Causes Sciatica? In most cases, sciatica occurs when one of the back’s discs are herniated. It can also happen if the spine narrows — an effect called spinal stenosis. As we age, our backs undergo a lot of stress. This stress takes a toll, causing inflammation in several areas. If this inflammation reaches a certain point, it may compress these nerves — resulting in pain.

If you’ve experienced back pain, and even leg pain, you might have a deeper issue.Yourminorachesandpinchednerves couldbesymptomaticof sciatica. While “sciatica” may sound serious, it’s entirely curable. Below, we’ll cover sciatica back pain. What Is Sciatica? Sciatica is pain that radiates alongside the sciatic nerve. This nerve, which branches from your lower back — spanning across your hips, buttocks and legs — can be injured or stressed in several ways. The most common cause of sciatica-related pain is inflammation along the spine, where compressed nerves are aggravated. While sciatica pain can be intense, it is treatable. A lot of sciatica cases, in fact, can be resolved without operation — and within just a few weeks. Even

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SCIATICA?

Sciatica back pain is normally noticed as a pain radiating from the lower back. Often, this pain extends to the buttock, spiraling down the leg and extending to the calf. If you’re suffering from sciatica, you might feel the discomfort anywhere along this nerve pathway. The pain itself can be dull, aching or even sharp. In some cases, the compressed nerve may feel like it burns. In other cases, the compressed nerve may simply issue a sharp jolt of pain. Some people experiencing sciatica may experience leg numbness, tingling or weakness. If sciatica isn’t treated, it can hinder mobility altogether. How Physical Therapy Can Help with Sciatica If you’re experiencing sciatica, contact a physician immediately. Medical News Today asserts that over-the-counter painkillers may alleviate pain, but in-depth physical therapy is often needed. Physical therapy can reduce sciatica compression by carefully introducing exercises and relaxing treatments. These treatments, hand-picked by professionals, can completely eliminate sciatica over time. If you’re experiencing back pain, don’t wait. Call one of our professionals today, and ask about physical therapy options. Your mobility is important, and your back can be healed. Sources: https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/what-is-sciatica#1 https://www.medicinenet.com/sciatica/article.htm https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sciatica/symptoms-causes/syc-20377435 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

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VEGGIE BURRITO BOWL

INGREDIENTS • 1 (3.5 oz) brown rice • 2 tbsp olive oil • 1 tsp ground cumin • 3 garlic cloves, minced • 3/4 tsp kosher salt • 1 (15 oz) can unsalted black beans • 1 tbsp chopped chipotle chiles

• 1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & chopped • 1 1/3 cups thinly sliced red cabbage • 3 oz queso fresco, crumbled • 1 ripe avocado, peeled & sliced

DIRECTIONS Cook brown rice according to package directions. Drain. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add cumin and garlic; cook 1 1/2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Partially drain black beans. Place beans and remaining liquid in a small saucepan; stir in chipotle chiles and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring bean mixture to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and jalapeño; toss to combine. Combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons juice, and cabbage; toss well. Divide rice mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Divide bean mixture, tomato mixture, cabbage mixture, cheese, and avocado evenly over rice.

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN FREE

At Core Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Core Physical Therapy and Sports Performance if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call 985-384-1999 and talk to a therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

“Only wanted the best for me!” “My experience and recovery process at Core Physical Therapy has been amazing. Even though I didn’t want to come, I enjoyed being around these great people that only wanted the best for me. Coming to Core also allowed me to increase my mental toughness. I would like to thank everyone at Core that was involved in my road to success and recovery journey. Much love!” - Luke B.

Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.

MINI SQUAT Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Perform a squatting motion initiated by bending at the hip. Only bend knees slightly, do not bend knees beyond 45 degrees. Rise up by straightening at the hip. Repeat 8 times. Strengthens Back www.simpleset.net

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